Those who are lucky enough to have a 3D printer at home will already know how difficult or rather how tedious it can be to remove the printed figure from the bed of our 3D printer. But this has its days numbered. The folks at MattersHackers have come up with a curious method to remove printed parts in a quick and graceful way, without having to use a putty knife. This method involves installing the Punch Out! who will remove the pieces for us.
How can you appreciate, Punch Out! It consists of a plastic handle that has a gear that makes it shoot out and tear the part from the bed of the 3D printer. Punch Out! It is built with PLA so we can create it through our 3D printer and we only need a servo motor for Punch Out! have the momentum to make it work.
Punch Out! will make us remove bad parts quickly
MatterHackers has also managed to connect it to some 3D printers so that after finishing the printing we can set a timer so that once dry, the part is expelled from the hot bed of the 3D printer. The printed pieces of Punch Out! They are small and their printing does not require a large amount of PLA or excessive time, the piece that takes the longest to make is 30 minutes.
Of course, Punch Out! It is a funny accessory, not necessary but surely more than one will want to use it and build it for your 3D printer. For these curious, know that MattersHackers has a construction guide in this website, with fully downloadable designs.
Personally, I do not know to what extent it is a safe system for our printed pieces, possibly for those that are well built, such a method is harmful, however for bad pieces, I think Punch Out! is a good method, since if the part comes out wrong, having to remove it is somewhat annoying, but with Punch Out! it could even be fun, don't you think?